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  Dayna Van Gorder

Dayna Van Gorder

Player Profile


Riverside, CA

High School:
Martin Luther King

Last College:
Riverside Community College


Two-Meter Defender



Criminal Justice

2008 Season
Fourth on the team in goals scored with 32 ... Second on the team with 36 steals ... Scored at least two goals in nine games ... Scored a season-high three goals against nationally-ranked Stanford ... Scored at least one goal in 19 games ... Ended her two-year CSUN career with 84 goals, seventh-best in school history ... Also tallied 63 assists in two seasons, eighth-best in school history ... Named team MVP Defensive Player of the Year.

2007 Season (Junior)
Dayna Van Gorder made the most of her first season with Cal State Northridge, scoring 52 goals and tabulating 41 assists and 38 steals ... All three totals were good for third-best on the squad ... Van Gorder was one of just two players in the top-three in all three categories ... Began the season by scoring in six consecutive games ... Logged multiple goals in her first two games as a Matador ... Led the Matadors with three goals in back-to-back games against Cal State Bakersfield and Colorado State ... Logged a season-high four goals against Hawaii (4/12/07) and repeated the feat versus Pacific (4/15/07).

Riverside Community College
Van Gorder swam and played water polo for the Tigers ... Earned Orange Empire Conference MVP, Regional MVP, and All-American honors in 2005 ... Helped guide her team to a state championship in 2005 ... Transferred to CSUN with a 3.5 gpa.

Martin Luther King High School
Earned seven letters for the Wolves, four as a two meter defender for the water polo team ... Earned first-team All-Sunkist League as a senior and second-team as a junior ... Also earned first-team All-CIF honors as a senior ... Graduated with a 3.2 gpa.

Matador Memo
Born on September 13, 1986 in Fountain Valley ... Parents are Mike and Susie Van Gorder ... Favorites include actor Will Ferrell, actress Sandra Bullock, the band Rascal Flatts, and sushi ... Chose Cal State Northridge because it was close to home ... Greatest sports moment was beating Long Beach in double overtime for the state championship ... Says the best thing about being an athlete is that you are forced to stay in shape, the toughest thing is balancing school work and practice ... Favorite pre-game ritual is listening to music and getting pumped up ... Major is Criminal Justice.